18 CEOs from the shipping, airlines and logistics industry sign vaccine-delivery charter with UNICEF
The unprecedented magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic requires innovative and bold collective action from multinational organizations, governments and industries. To facilitate this, the Forum launched 17 Industry Action Groups to address both the impacts of COVID-19, and to craft new principles for resilience.
Recognizing the impact of multi-stakeholder collaborative action, 18 shipping, airlines and logistics industry CEOs - the members of the Supply Chain & Transport Industry Action Group community - have signed a charter to express their strong support for achieving globally inclusive, safe and sustainable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Charter supports the COVAX participant countries, and is co-signed by the Executive Director of UNICEF and the President of the World Economic Forum. Signatories intend to support UNICEF and COVAX countries with planning, preparedness and prioritized transportation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies, subject to internal regulations, in four main ways:
1. Engage with governments, customs authorities, UNICEF and other UN Agencies, and NGOs
2. Participate in operational asset and competency sharing
3. Assign expertise to support governments, where requested by UNICEF
4. Support UNICEF’s Global Vaccine Logistics Distribution for COVID-19, with prioritization and solutions for international and in-country distribution of vaccines and related supplies on behalf of the COVAX facility.
Learn more about the topic of "Vaccinating the World" next week, during The Davos Agenda.